Around the globe today, individuals are longing for, and seeking, a deeper understanding of themselves and the world we all inhabit and share. It seems imperative that such a deepening take place for, as Jon McAlice writes, “only a consciousness that can embrace the other as oneself, that knows the world from within, and that can illuminate actions born of empathetic participation and engagement can begin to fathom the enormity of what faces us as human beings.”
Starting from the observation that the path toward spiritual understanding described by Rudolf Steiner, as well as the man himself, are widely and variously misunderstood, A Path of Encounter sheds a wealth of much-needed light on this singular method of self-development, as well as the human being who first trod it.
In a clear, straightforward, and personable style this book introduces and then guides the reader, gently but rigorously, into and through a method of spiritual development that can only, in the end, be understood on its own terms.
Jon McAlice is a freelance designer and consultant, focusing on the creative use of time and space. A co-founder of the Center for Contextual Studies, his research in contemporary education (contextualization, the experience of meaning, the role of self-directed activity in learning) has born fruit throughout the Waldorf educational movement in the growing recognition of the signi ficance of direct experience in the learning process.